COUNTDOWN TO THE 2019 STATE MEET
Monday, August 19, 2019

OHIO YOUTH RUNNER!

INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW

                             OHIO MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD state CHAMPIONSHIPs

                                 "Giving Young Athletes A Chance To Compete"

                                             

 PLEASE PRINT OFF SOME COPIES OF OUR STATE MEET FLYER AND POST THEM AT YOUR MEETS.          

                                                 DIV I, May 18th / DIV 2,  May 18th & DIV 3, May 18th  

                                                                    REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 16th, 10:00 pm


Due to construction taking place at Dublin High School we are limiting entries to the first 600 athletes, and we will run all three division on the same day. 

DIVISION REGISTRATION TIMES: No Athletes will be able to check-in outside there designated time slot unless approved beforehand. Thank you for your help with this. 

Note: Wheelchair athletes will follow OHSAA guidelines which can be found by clicking here. Please email us after you register to confirm athlete numbers per race.

DIVISIONS: Please remember It is your responsibility to make sure you compete in the correct division. To find your division click on the division link under state meet info. If you compete in the wrong division, you run the risk being disqualified from your events. Division 2 or 3 athletes may compete in Division 1 but Division 1 athletes are not permited to compete in a smaller division unless you get a division waiver approved by our board.  If you need any help with this, please email us.

  We will score the top 12 athletes in each event in that do not have prelims.  The top 8 overall places will receive medals. 

STATE CHECK-IN: PLEASE SEE YOUR DIVISION SCHEDULE.

NOTE: COACHES, SPECTATORS, AND NON-COMPETING ATHLETES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE INFIELD. (We will have a pole vault coaches box.) The board of directors has spent many hours planning and preparing for this event. In order to make it a great success, we are asking for your cooperation.

RELAYS: Relays are considered individual events. If you only have 4 athletes,s then you should register as individuals or using the buddy registration. All members must be from the same middle school.

TIES: All ties will be broken by NHFA rules.

SEADING: THE HY-TEK SYSTEM WILL RANDOMLY PUT ALL ATHLETES IN LANE ASSIGNMENTS.

Team Registrations: You must have atleast six athletes from the same middle school and they must be the same gender to register as a team. Girls and Boys are considered 2 seperate teams. Club Teams - all athletes must be from the same middle school. 10 athletes = $250 / 11 athletes = $275 / 20 athletes $300

Buddy Registration: 2 athletes from the same middle school team and same gender can register under the buddy system and receive a discount. Athletes will get the option to pick the number of events but between the two athletes, they must pick atleast for 4 events. 4 Events for $50.00 / 5 Events $55.00 / 6 Events $60. Athletes can use those events however they choose. Please remember athletes must be from the same middle school and the same gender.

7th Grade and Below Awards: Awards for 7th and 6th graders are combinded into one grouping and awards are based on how they competed against other athletes in the that grade. The top 3 places will be awarded medals. It is possible for a 7th grader or below athlete to get an overall medal plus a 7th grade & below medal. 

8th Grade Awards:  8th graders fall into the overall category and those awards are based on the top 10 overall placers. The top 8 overall placers in each event by division will receive medals.

Team Awards: The top team in each division will receive a team trophy. PLEASE NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST BE FROM THE SAME MIDDLE SCHOOL TO COMPETE AS A TEAM.   

PRELIM RUNNING EVENTS: We will have prelims in the 100, 200, 100 M hurdles and 110 M Hurdles the other running events will be finals only.

FIELD EVENT RULES: NFHS will be in effect.

  1. In the long jump, high jump, shot put and discus throw, (4) trials only.
  2. Athletes will be disqualified for a false start. False starts are called on individuals, not on the field.
  3. Shot Put and Discus - The host site will furnish all implements.
  4. All Starting Heights can found on the state meet schedule.

EQUIPMENT: The host site will provide all implements, and starting blocks. Pole Vault poles and battons will not be provided.

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU ARE COMPETING AGAINST THE CLOCK NOT YOUR HEAT.

EVENT CHECK-IN: It is the athlete's responsibility to check in and checkout of all field events. There will be a bullpen check-in area, behind the starting line at the far end of the track for running events.

PARENTS/COACHES: IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE A COACH OR PARENT TO HELP THE PARTICIPANT DURING THE DAY. THERE WILL BE A MEET DIRECTOR ON HAND TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT EVENT PROCEDURES.

Coaches/Parents will stay in the grandstand unless there is an injury to one of their team members on the field or track. They may also leave to consult the Games Committee if there is a question concerning a ruling in an event.

CLERK - Entries must be checked in at the bullpen with the Clerks prior to an event. All events will be called three (3) times by the official announcer and all contestants must report to the Clerk of Course when called. If a contestant does not comply with this regulation, he/she will be scratched from the event. The Clerk will be at the designated area of each event to check entries.

CONTESTANT'S UNIFORM / SPIKES - All participants must wear track and field attire (school uniform is permitted). Each member of a relay team must wear the same color. Shoes are required. Length of spikes shall not exceed 1/4" for rubberized surfaces. Jewelry and head attire are not permitted. (PLEASE CHECK AT THE STATE SITE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL RULES).

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: will disqualify a participant, i.e., disrespect, profanity, throwing a baton, but not limited to.

RESULTS: All results will be posted on the website not mailed.

Disqualification of a participant: May include but not limited to: competing in the wrong heat, division, region, aiding a participant directly or indirectly (accompanying participant to starting area, running alongside participant, or being stationed at points along the track to aid or coach participant), a false start, interference, lane infraction or unsportsmanlike conduct. All OHSAA and NFHS rules will apply in all cases.

Athletes: All Athletes are responsible for their equipment and valuables. Host sites are not responsible for lost/stolen items.

TENTS: Tents or shading devices may only be set up at the designated site. Please note that only lunch size coolers will be permitted in the track area. Please review the school layout.

Payments: .All payments are final and non-re-fundable

The team discount 1 event $20 / 2 events $25 / 3 events $30 ($300.00 cap per team)

The team forms are the only form you will need to mail in and please remember girls and boys are different teams.

TEAMS: Coach, if your kids register as individuals email us and we can convert them over to a team, but It is your responsibility to make sure every athlete is converted to your team.

Events: Coaches you can enter as many athletes in the individual events as you would like, but you can only have 1 relay team per relay event.   

Coaches all changes must be made by May 16th. Sorry, but we will not be able to make any changes after that date.

****The team form can be found on the registration link. You will need at least 6 athletes to be considered a team but no more than 11 athletes will be scored. If you have more than 10 please fill out another team form and put there names on it. They can still get the discount but they would not fall under teh $275.00 cap. The cap will not apply to those athlete unless you have to of same gender teams. The registering coach of each team will be given a meet entry ticket that can be picked up at Dublin Scioto HS the day of the event.

  • 1st place - 14 points
  • 2nd place - 12 points
  • 3rd place - 10 point
  • 4th place - 9 point
  • 5th place - 8 point
  • 6th place - 7 point
  • 7th place - 6 point
  • 8th place - 5 point
  • 9th place - 4 point
  • 10th place - 3 point
  • 11th place 2 point
  • 12th place - 1 point

Weather: We will not cancel this event unless we have severe lightning. The makeup date will be Memorial Day Weekend. Once the meet gets started, we will not post-pone the meet unless it goes past 11:00 pm.

Relays: Relays are considered individual events. If you only have 4 athletes, then they should register as individuals.

Admission Tickets: All Tickets are $8.00

Participating athletes do not have to pay to get in.

T-shirts will be on sale at Dublin High School.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW ALL OHSAA RULES AND GUIDELINES WHEN IT COMES TO POST SEASON COMPETITION!

                                 GOOD LUCK!